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Georgia Tech

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Yellow Jackets
14 October, 1885
Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech or, in the state of Georgia, as Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia. It is part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore. The school was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology.

Former name Georgia School of Technology (1885–1948)
Motto Progress and Service
Type Public research university
Established October 13, 1885
Parent institution University System of Georgia
Academic affiliation AAU, SURA, ORAU, URA, Space-grant
Endowment $2.17 billion (2020)
Budget $2.02 billion (2019)
President Ángel Cabrera
Provost Steven McLaughlin
Academic staff 1,740 (Fall 2015)
Administrative staff 5,923 (Fall 2017)
Students 36,489 (Fall 2019)
Undergraduates 15,353 (Fall 2019)
Postgraduates 20,330 (Fall 2019)
Campus Urban, 373 acres
Newspaper Technique
Colors Tech Gold and White
Mascot Buzz and Ramblin' Wreck
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I – ACC

About Georgia Tech

Research university in Atlanta, Georgia originally established to bolster the industrial economy in the South in the post-Civil War era.

Achievement of Georgia Tech

The university enrolls around 25,000 students annually.  The pentathlon competition at the 1996 summer olympics were held at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Georgia Tech

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Latest information about Georgia Tech updated on July 28 2021.